Definition of curassow in English:


Line breaks: cur|as¦sow
Pronunciation: /ˈkjʊərəsəʊ


  • A large crested pheasant-like bird of the guan family, found in tropical American forests. The male is typically black in colour.
    • Genus Crax (and Nothocrax), family Cracidae: several species
    More example sentences
    • Male curassows in breeding season vocalize with a deep, resonant humming.
    • Did you know that great curassows - 36-inch-tall blue-black birds with yellow bills - mate for life?
    • The curassows comprise 14 species of sedentary Neotropical birds classified in four genera (Crax, Nothocrax, Mitu, and Pauxi) in the family Cracidae.


late 17th century: anglicized form of Curaçao.

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